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Grant Overview
Despite strong increases in Medicaid/BadgerCare enrollment and a low overall uninsured rate, estimates show Wisconsin with 70,000 uninsured low-income children and at least 30,000 potential adult enrollees. In Milwaukee, over 70 percent of the children live in households where the family's income level makes them eligible for Medicaid/BadgerCare. About 60,000 families earn less than the 185% FPL BadgerCare qualification criteria. The project will address needs of children and adults in this, our state's largest city, as well as the needs of growing populations of uninsured Latinos in Dane County, and Cambodian Hmong, in LaCrosse County. The statewide coalition will address unique outreach and enrollment barriers faced by other populations, including rural Wisconsin. CKF strategies include accessing a network of county-based UW Extension professionals who will contribute their knowledge and expertise in local coalition building. Extension's state-of-the-art communication infrastructure will further statewide information dissemination and outreach.

Grant Amount
Children: $70,000
Adults: $200,000

Start Date
February 1, 2003

Target Populations
Adults (search other projects targeting Adults)
African Americans (search other projects targeting African Americans)
Latino/Hispanic Americans (search other projects targeting Latino/Hispanic Americans)
Children (search other projects targeting Children)

Business (search other projects using this intervention)
Providers (search other projects using this intervention)
WIC (search other projects using this intervention)
Cooperative extension program (search other projects using this intervention)
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EIC Tax Offices (search other projects using this intervention)

Lead Organization
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Michael Jacob
1300 Linden Drive
Room 18
Madison, WI 53706

p (608) 261-1455

Local Projects in Wisconsin

Dane County Coalition
La Crosse County Health Department
Milwaukee Local Project

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